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What are Flexfields

Flexfields are a major part of Oracle Applications. Rather than knowing what a flexfield is, it is better to start with different types of flexfields and know what each type of flexfield mean.

There are 2 types of flex fields

Key Flexfield
Descriptive Flexfield

Key Flexfield:
A Key Flexfield looks like a normal text field on a form.


Descriptive Flexfield:
A descriptive flexfield appears on the form within 2 brackets [] with a character length 2.

When opened both types appear as a pop up window that contains sub fields.


So a flex field is a field made of sub fields(segments, values, valuesets).
Each segment has an unique name and a set of valid values and their descriptsion. A segment is represented as a single table column in a table.

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